Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Writing with infectious curiosity, nina macLaughlin—a Classics major who couldn’t tell a Phillips from a flathead screwdriver—describes the joys and frustrations of making things by hand. Filled with the wisdom of writers from ovid to mary oliver and macLaughlin’s own memorable accounts of working with wood, unfamiliar tools, bashed thumbs, and her unforgettable mentor, Hammer Head is a passionate book full of sweat, and a deep sense of finding real meaning in work and life.

. I loved it. Rosie schaap, author of drinking with mena warm and inspiring book for anyone who has ever dreamed of changing tracks, Hammer Head is the story of a young woman who quit her desk job to become a carpenter. No other book has made me want to re-read Ovid and retile my bathroom floor, nor given me the conviction that I can do both.

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Making Things Right: The Simple Philosophy of a Working Life

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Penguin Books #ad - Yet ole’s narrative encompasses more than just the fine mechanics of his craft. His labor and passion drive him toward deeper reflections on the nature of work, identity, the academy versus the trades, and life itself. As the project unfolds, we see the construction through Ole’s eyes: the meticulous detail, the problem solving, the pesky splinters, patience, and teamwork required for its completion.

Rich with descriptions of carpentry and process, making Things Right is a warm and humorous portrayal of a tightknit working community, sweat, a story about the blood, and frustration involved in doing a job well and the joys in seeing a vision take shape. An enriching and poetic tribute to manual labour.

Making Things Right: The Simple Philosophy of a Working Life #ad - Karl ove knausgaard  making things right is the simple yet captivating story of a loft renovation, from the moment master carpenter and contractor Ole Thorstensen submits an estimate for the job to when the space is ready for occupation. A celebration of craftsmanship, teamwork, and the relationship between contractor and client.

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Wake, Siren: Ovid Resung

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FSG Originals #ad - But what happens when the story of the chase comes in the voice of the woman fleeing her rape? When the beloved coolly returns the seducer's gaze? When tales of monstrous transfiguration are sung by those transformed? In voices both mythic and modern, rape, revenge, loss, Siren revisits each account of love, Wake, and change.

It lays bare the violence that undergirds and lurks in the heart of Ovid’s narratives, stories that helped build and perpetuate the distorted portrayal of women across centuries of art and literature. In fierce, textured voices, the women of Ovid's Metamorphoses claim their stories and challenge the power of mythI am the home of this story.

Wake, Siren: Ovid Resung #ad - Drawing on the rhythms of epic poetry and alt rock, of fireside whisperings and therapy sessions, the acclaimed author of Hammer Head, of everyday speech and folk song, Nina MacLaughlin, recovers what is lost when the stories of women are told and translated by men. After thousands of years of other people’s tellings, of words gotten wrong, of all these different bridges, I’ll tell it myself.

Seductresses and she-monsters, nymphs and demi-goddesses, populate the famous myths of Ovid's Metamorphoses. She breathes new life into these fraught and well-loved myths.

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Cabin Lessons: A Nail-by-Nail Tale: Building Our Dream Cottage from 2x4s, Blisters, and Love

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Storey Publishing #ad - And it’s all told in the voice of someone you want to see sitting on the other side of the campfire, sharing a blanket with his wife, dispensing charming tales and life lessons. Duluth news Tribune Minnesota  . Spike carlsen’s book .  .  . When carpenter spike carlsen and his wife set out, with their recently blended family of five kids, to build a cabin on the north shore of Lake Superior, parenting, they quickly realize that painting, and putting up drywall all come with both frustrations and unexpected rewards.

Blending practical information with lively personal memoir, Cabin Lessons tells the wryly funny, heartwarming story of their eventful journey—from buying an unforgiving plot of land on an eroding cliff to finally enjoying the lakeside hideaway of their dreams. Chronicles the family’s route from a scenic dream with a modest budget to designing and building, to filling the space with family, to a rejected blank-check purchase offer from a slickster driving an Italian-made car.

Cabin Lessons: A Nail-by-Nail Tale: Building Our Dream Cottage from 2x4s, Blisters, and Love #ad - A carpenter’s humorous story of building a cabin on Lake Superior with his family—“part how-to, part memoir and part love story” Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

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Season to Taste: How I Lost My Sense of Smell and Found My Way

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Molly birnbaum’s remarkable story—written with the good cheer and great charm of popular food writers Laurie Colwin and Ruth Reichl—is destined to stand alongside Julie Powell’s Julie and Julia as a classic tale of a cooking life. A rich, engrossing, and deeply intelligent story…. This is a book I won’t soon forget.

Molly wizenberg, bestselling author of A Homemade Life“Fresh, smart, and consistently surprising. If this beautifully written book were a smell, it would be a crisp green apple. Claire dederer, bestselling author of poserseason to Taste is an aspiring chef’s moving account of finding her way—in the kitchen and beyond—after a tragic accident destroys her sense of smell.

Season to Taste: How I Lost My Sense of Smell and Found My Way #ad - Season to taste is sad, funny, joyous, and inspiring.

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Still Here: A Novel

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Hogarth #ad - Sergey cycles through jobs as an analyst, hoping his idea for an app will finally bring him success. Sergey’s best friend vadik, a programmer ever in search of perfection, keeps trying on different women and different neighborhoods, all while pining for the one who got away. As sergey develops his app—calling it "virtual grave, " a program to preserve a person's online presence after death—a formidable debate begins in the group, spurring questions about the changing perception of death in the modern world and the future of our virtual selves.

Vica, vadik, sergey and regina met in Russia in their school days, but remained in touch and now have very different American lives. How do our online personas define us in our daily lives, and what will they say about us when we're gone? — New York Times Book Review, 100 Notable Books of 2016. His wife vica, a medical technician struggling to keep her family afloat, hungers for a better life.

Still Here: A Novel #ad - A profound and dazzlingly entertaining novel from the writer louis menand calls "Jane Austen with a Russian soul" In her warm, Lara Vapnyar follows the intertwined lives of four immigrants in New York City as they grapple with love and tumult, absorbing and keenly observed new novel, the challenges of a new home, and the absurdities of the digital age.

Sergey’s former girlfriend regina, once a famous translator is married to a wealthy startup owner, spends her days at home grieving over a recent loss.

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A Pig in Provence: Good Food and Simple Pleasures in the South of France

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Chronicle Books LLC #ad - Filled with delicious recipes and local color, this evocative and passionate memoir describes her life cooking and living in the Provenal tradition. Thirty years ago, james beard award-winning author Georgeanne Brennan set out to realize the dream of a peaceful, rural existence en Provence. She and her husband, with their young daughter in tow, bought a small farmhouse with a little land, and a few goats and pigs and so began a life-affirming journey.

From the publisher of under the tuscan Sun comes another extraordinary memoir of a woman embarking on a new life—this time in the South of France.

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Starting Over: A Country Year and A Book of Bees

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Open Road Media #ad - As the new york times wrote: “The real masterwork that Sue Hubbell has created is her life. ”. Taken together, a country year, the “steadily eloquent” national bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book, A Book of Bees, and its follow-up, offer a moving and fascinating chronicle of Sue Hubbell’s seasonal second life as a commercial beekeeper The Washington Post.

Left with little but the commercial beekeeping and honey-producing business she started with her husband, Hubbell found solace in the natural world, as well as in writing about her experience. In evocative vignettes, and honey, harvests, offering exquisitely rendered details of hives, she takes readers through the seasonal cycle of her life as a beekeeper, while also reflecting on deeper questions.

Starting Over: A Country Year and A Book of Bees #ad - Alone on a small missouri farm after the end of a thirty-year marriage, Hubbell found a new love—of the winged, buzzing variety. A pair of memoirs about a woman starting her life over as a beekeeper in the Ozarks, from “a latter-day Henry Thoreau with a sense of the absurd” Chicago Tribune.

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Ambulance Girl: How I Saved Myself By Becoming an EMT

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Crown #ad - Her marriage of more than thirty years was suffering, and she was virtually immobilized by fear and anxiety. Throughout the book we follow her as she gets her sea legs, bonds with the firefighters who become her colleagues, and eventually, comes to be known as Ambulance Girl. The basis for the movie starring kathy bates, somewhat late in life, Ambulance Girl is an inspiring story by a woman who found, that “in helping others I learned to help myself.

Jane stern was a walking encyclopedia of panic attacks, depression, and hypochondria. Each call stern describes is a vignette of human nature, often with a life in the balance. Her story begins with the boot camp of emt training: 140 hours at the hands of a dour ex-marine who took delight in presenting a veritable parade of amputations, hideous deformities, and gross disasters.

Ambulance Girl: How I Saved Myself By Becoming an EMT #ad - Jane—overweight and badly out of shape—had to surmount physical challenges like carrying a 250-pound man seated in a chair down a dark flight of stairs. Yet, this fifty-two-year-old writer decided to become an emergency medical technician. After class she did rounds in the emergency room of a local hospital.

As the daughter of parents who both died before she was thirty, and despite the fact that her acclaimed career as a food and travel writer required her to spend a great deal of time on airplanes, Stern was terrified of illness and death, she suffered from a persistent fear of flying and severe claustrophobia.

Stern tells her story with great humor and poignancy, woody allen–ish woman who was “deeply and neurotically terrified of sick and dead people, creating a wonderful portrait of a middle-aged, ” but who went out into the world to save other people’s lives as a way of saving her own.

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The Fortress: A Love Story

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Dey Street Books #ad - While danielle and her husband eventually part, Danielle's time in the fortress brings precious wisdom about life and love that she could not have learned otherwise. I was a woman ready to be swept away. I was a woman ready for her story to begin. The critically acclaimed, bestselling author of Falling Through the Earth and Angelology returns with this much-anticipated memoir of love and transformation in France.

It is here, that she comes to understand the dark, in a haunted stone fortress built by the Knights Templar, subterranean forces that have been following her all along. As a writer, story was all that mattered. Rising action, dramatic complication, heroes and villains and dark plots. Eight years later, hopeful to renew their marriage, Danielle and her husband move to the south of France, to a picturesque medieval village in the Languedoc.

The Fortress: A Love Story #ad - The fortress is peter mayle meets eat, Pray, Love, a gorgeously written account of one woman’s journey to the other side of the romantic fairytale. If i had been another woman, I might have been skeptical. But i wasn’t another woman. The two share a love of jazz and books and travel, passions that intensify their whirlwind romance.

I believed i was the author of my life, that I controlled the narration. From their first kiss, twenty-seven-year-old writer Danielle Trussoni is spellbound by a novelist from Bulgaria.

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